From Our Files
10 Years Ago February 15, 2007 Woodford County High School's future problem-solving and quick-recall teams both advanced to Region 11 of Governor's Cup after placing in District 42 action at Frankfort High School. The future-problem solving team (junior Anne Charlton, and sophomores Brad Elliott, Adam Horn and Thomas Wilhoit) finished first in the district. A Woodford County grand jury returned an indictment Feb. 7 charging a 26-year-old Frankfort man with murder. The indictment alleges that on Dec. 26, 2006, Marvain Antonio Caseres caused the stabbing death of Thomas Stepp at an Ashmore Avenue residence. Caseres also faces charges of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument for allegedly possessing a forged Social Security card, and tampering with physical evidence for allegedly disposing of the murder weapon (a knife). U.S. Reps. Ben Chandler (D-KY), Sue Myrick (R-NC), Bud Cramer (D-AL), and Kay Granger (R-TX) have announced that they have started the new Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus. The caucus is a bipartisan effort to educate members of Congress and the general public about the threat to our country from extremism and jihadist terrorists. Engraved bricks are being sold for $50 each to support programming at the new Woodford County Senior Citizens Center being constructed in the Woodford County Park. The bricks will create a pathway to the new senior center's garden. Just two weeks removed from a surprising second-round loss and sixth-place finish at state duals, the Woodford County High School wrestling team suffered another unwelcomed surprise this past Saturday: finishing second in the regional tournament. The top honors in the Region 7 tourney went to Paul Laurence Dunbar, who became the first Lexington team to defeat Woodford County for a regional championship. That's not to say that the Matjackets had a bad meet: the team qualified 10 wrestlers for this weekend's state meet and had five individual regional champs. 25 Years Ago February 13, 1992 Unconfirmed reports to The Sun say that Woodford Hospital is for sale. New school district attendance boundaries have been approved by the Woodford County Board of Education, reflecting the decision to send Merewood subdivision elementary students to Northside Elementary in Midway and Stonegate/Homestead area children to Simmons Elementary in Versailles. Woodford Fiscal Court is considering the possibility of using the site of the old county jail to build a courthouse annex. Dr. George Proskauer, 82, who had lived at Buck Pond Farm in Woodford County since the- mid-1970s, died Feb. 9. Minnie Moore Rose, 86, widow of longtime Woodford County Clerk Albert E. Rose, died Feb.6. Four Woodford students at Eastern Kentucky University who have received important scholarships are Rhonda Lee Koontz, Leangela Amburgey, Shawnda Nicole Osborne, and Ema-Lee Paulette Ralston. Sherry Delores Brown of Versailles graduated recently from Eastern Kentucky University. Dr. Patricia Ricketts of Versailles has announced that beginning in July she will cease her obstetrics practice and will concentrate on the practice of gynecology. Marla Jane Mitchell of Midway was named to the fall semester dean's list at Western Kentucky University. The Woodford County High School Mat Jackets won their 9th straight district title and will compete in regional action this weekend. 40 Years Ago February 17, 1977 County school pupils, teachers and other school employees will be going to school on Saturdays for the rest of this month and for three out of four Saturdays in March to make up for days lost due to severely cold weather. The property currently containing the Woodford Inn motel will be subdivided and the motel torn down to make way for the construction of a Pizza Hut and a Taco Tico restaurant. Whitney Dunlap, prominent Woodford County farmer and former head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Federal Grading Service, died Sunday at the age of 88. Cindy Jones was initiated into Delta Delta Delta sorority last week at the University of Kentucky. Named to deans' lists were Kim Terry at Converse College, Jane Krabill and Karen Redden at Murray State University, and Peggy Louise Scales at Cumberland College. The Woodford County High School wrestling team won the regional tournament and will send nine matmen into this weekend's state tourney. Brian Cotton was the regional's most outstanding wrestler.